If you’re looking to host the ultimate Texas Wood BBQ party, you’ve come to the right place! The information below will take you step-by-step on what to do to create an unforgettable gathering. Get ready to host an event that is filled with delicious food, great company, and of course, a taste of authentic Texan charm. So grab your cowboy boots and hat, fire up the grill or smoker, and start planning your summer party.
Choose Your Menu
The star of any Texas barbecue party is, of course, the food. First and foremost is a slow-smoked brisket – seasoned with the Knotty Wood rub and smoked low and slow for hours until it’s fork-tender. Other popular options include smoked sausage links, ribs, pulled pork, and maybe or grilled chicken.
Grilling the Perfect Wood BBQ Chicken: Some Flavorful Must-Try Tips
BBQ chicken is a timeless classic that barbecue lovers enjoy at picnics, cookouts, and outdoor celebrations. Needless to say, the combination of tender chicken, smoky grill flavors, and tangy barbecue sauce is a mouthwatering delight for taste buds.
But achieving perfectly grilled wood BBQ chicken is a challenge as well. Even if you’re the most expert grill master, you need to prepare.
Choose the right cut of chicken. The first step in grilling the perfect barbecue chicken is selecting the right cut. Chicken can be found in various cuts, such as breasts, thighs, wings, or drumsticks.
Thighs and drumsticks have higher fat content, making them juicier and more flavorful. Chicken breasts tend to be leaner but are still delicious when prepared with care. Choose whichever cut you prefer or mix and match for variety.
Prepare your chicken. Before firing up the grill, prepare your chicken by giving it a thorough rinse, patting it dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This helps the seasonings and sauce adhere better to the meat. Trim off any excess fat or skin, as desired.
Season the chicken. Using Knotty Wood rub enhances the flavor of your BBQ chicken. Apply the seasoning liberally, ensuring every piece of chicken is evenly coated.
Preheat your grill. Before placing your seasoned chicken on the grill, ensure it is preheated properly. Preheat to medium heat (about 350°F). A two-zone cooking method allows you to cook the chicken indirectly, preventing flare-ups and overcooking.
If you use a charcoal grill and use Knotty Wood pellets, you’ll need to use both the pellets and coal. Whether you’re grilling or smoking, using a combination of plum and almond pellets is a great way to ensure your chicken is its tastiest.
Grill the chicken. When grilling chicken, place your seasoned chicken pieces on the grill. Cover the grill and cook for 30 minutes, turning occasionally. to ensure even cooking. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of the thicker pieces. An internal temperature of 165°F should be reached to ensure the meat is safe to consume.
Sauce and finish. Once your chicken is nearly cooked through, it’s time to baste with your favorite BBQ sauce. Brush a generous amount of sauce onto each piece and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes on the hotter side of the grill. This allows the sauce to caramelize and become slightly crispy without burning it.
Eat and enjoy. Remove your BBQ chicken from the grill and let it rest for about 5 minutes to allow the juices to enhance the meat’s taste. Then serve and enjoy your delicious, tender, and flavorful grilled BBQ chicken recipe alongside your favorite side dishes.
By following the above steps, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of grilling BBQ chicken – or perfecting chicken that is both tasty and moist. So gather up your friends, fire up the grill, and get ready for a memorable meal!
Planning the sides. Don’t forget about the mouth-watering sides you’ll want to pair with your barbecued meats. Crowd-pleasers like coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, and cornbread are a must-have side dishes. Consider serving up a true Texas favorite: pecan pie or peach cobbler for dessert.
Use the Right Equipment
Using the right barbeque equipment is necessary if you want to perfect a smoky flavor. Therefore, investing in a reliable grill or smoker is essential. By using plum and almond wood chips, you’ll give your barbecued meat a signature flavor – one that your guests will rave about.
Set The Scene
From rustic decorations to music that sets the mood, create an ambiance that captures the true spirit of Texas. Consider decorating with weathered wood accents, hay bales, cowboy boots or hats, and maybe add a fire pit where guests can gather or keep warm if there is a chill breeze.
Queue up some classic country tunes or hire a local country band to keep your guests entertained throughout the party.
Keep the Refreshments Flowing
What’s a barbecue without cold beverages? Keep your guests refreshed throughout the event with a variety of drinks including ice-cold beer, sweet tea, or homemade lemonade. For added fun, set up a DIY margarita bar to pair with the smoky flavors of the food.
Buy Your Wood Barbecue Pellets Online
By following the above tips, you’re sure to create an authentic and memorable Texas barbecue party for all your friends and family. So, get ready to grab your apron and plan some good old-fashioned fun. Visit the Knotty Wood Barbecue website to buy your pellets and get some recipe ideas!